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Vaticinia de summis pontificibus
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1465
MS M.272 fol. 11v

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Two-tiered, crenellated and circular walled city with towers toppling (earthquake), one tower issuing hand; at left, two left hands. Miniature is associated with prophecy of Pope Calixtus III, with his motto inscribed below text, POTESTAS UNITAS ERIT. Miniature alludes to the Great Schism between Constantinople and Rome. Folio numbered "XXIIII" at upper margin.

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